ABUJA —Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole, has commiserated with the Champion Newspapers Limited, (Publishers of the Champion Newspaper titles) over the fire incident that engulfed the company’s headquarters at Isolo, Lagos,.
The speaker said it was disheartening that this was happening again a few months after the Newspaper industry witnessed similar occurrence in which the SUN Newspaper lost properties worth millions of Naira to fire disaster.
On the other hand, the speaker hailed the emergence of Mr Uti Nwachukwu as winner of the 2010 edition of the Big Brother Africa All Stars, saying it had further demonstrated the resilience of the Nigerian youths to excel regardless of any odd wherever they find themselves.
Bankole, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Bakare, expressed worry over the constant incidences of fire disaster in the country, calling on the appropriate authority to brace up for measures that would minimize losses in the case of unavoidable fire incident.
He called on Nigerians, especially corporate building owners, to be vigilant, stressing the need to take safety precautions that would guarantee safety in homes and offices more seriously.
On Uti, Bankole, in the statement, said the odds against the 27-year-old Nigerian was daunting, especially with the death of his father last August, adding that his determination to succeed paid off with his Sunday victory.
Bankole noted this was the second time a Nigerian would emerge winner of the TV reality show.
‘The Nigerian youth is indeed an epitome of strength and courage and upon his shoulder rest the future of our dear country. I congratulate Mr Uti on this feat and l am proud to identify with him,” Bankole said.